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Employment

Our substantial team of experienced and commercial employment lawyers advises employers from a range of sectors, with a focus on financial services and media & tech businesses.

They work also with hotels, restaurants, retail, real estate and professional services business including ones with international reach. Senior management, board level personnel and family offices consult them on workforce issues.

We assess quickly the merits of your case and then make pragmatic recommendations on the best course of action.

Clients use us for our:

  • partner led personal service
  • ability to recognise your real issue
  • strategic and effective guidance based on experience
  • tailor-made commercial solutions in your interest
  • value for money

Our services include:

  • employment contract, service agreement and policy preparation
  • worker status and atypical workers’ rights  advice
  • disciplinary and grievance guidance
  • capability and employee ill-health absence  management
  • pay, bonus, incentives and remuneration rights
  • the workforce impact of service provider change and of business transfer
  • securing employee business confidentiality obligations and customer information protection
  • workforce rights management in redundancy and reorganisation programmes
  • cross-jurisdictional workforce projects implementation
  • discrimination and harassment rights and breach reputation management
  • dismissal and employment termination
  • Board level personnel rights advice
  • Employee Shareholders, Directors duties and LLP Partners’
  • Employment Tribunal statutory rights including whistleblowing claims
  • High Court employment terms and fiduciary rights enforcement including injunctions

Recent experience advising:

  • a national media organisation on their successful defence of a discrimination claim
  • an international bank on a whistleblowing complaint brought by the COO
  • a US retail and leisure business on restructuring their UK business
  • a high profile leisure company on changing their employees' terms and conditions in order to align remuneration across their business
  • a number of leading construction sector businesses on a variety of issues from Board level remuneration to employment status determination

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Jane Amphlett

Jane Amphlett : Partner

  • "The team is tightly knit and are able to step in for one another - they have never let us down. They are professional, courteous, flexible and listen well."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • ‘Sound legal and business judgement’ and the practice ‘goes the extra distance for clients’.

    Legal 500 UK

  • "Their client service is prompt, attentive and commercially sensible."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "The 'clever but pragmatic' Carolyn Brown leads the team at Howard Kennedy, which is valued for its 'commercial and business understanding'."

    Legal 500 UK 2014